Admission to the Advanced Performance Studies program is very competitive. The Conservatory admits exceptionally talented musicians who have already achieved a high level of artistry and instrumental accomplishment.
Applications are done online and submitted through an external website called SlideRoom. A completed application will consist of:
1. Prescreening recordings
2. Two letters of recommendation
3. Transcripts from the most recent school(s) attended
4. A résumé
5. A nonrefundable application fee of $75, payable online with a credit card or electronic checkAPPLY NOW.
Application Deadline The application deadline is January 1.*
Those applicants who pass the prescreening round will be invited to campus for a live audition. Live auditions will be held in early March on the Bard campus.
International students for whom travel to the live auditions is a hardship may submit a video in lieu of a live audition. However, international applicants are strongly encouraged to audition in person if possible.
*Late applications will be considered if space permits.
For inquiries, please contact the Conservatory admission director at:E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone:
(for academic transcripts):
Bard College Conservatory of Music
Advanced Professional Studies Program Admissions
30 Campus Road
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000